Data Access with Clarion and .NET controls

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Data Binding is the act of linking the properties of an application data element to specific visual control elements of the application. An example would be linking a property of a custom object, such as the last name on an customer object, to a text box's text property on a windows form.

You can use .Net data binding with the following Clarion entities: GROUP, QUEUE, FILE, RECORD, and VIEW. If you change a field of a GROUP directly from code – no event is raised.

To force raising the PropertyChanged event use the FIREPROPERTYCHANGED built-in function.

The syntax for this function is as follows:


FIREPROPERTYCHANGED( <entity>,[<propertyname>])



The label of a GROUP, QUEUE, FILE, RECORD, or VIEW


The name of the property that was changed


If you use a GROUP via .Net’s data binding then all bound controls will be notified about changes if the PropertyChanged event is raised.